Sunday, June 13, 2021
As the football Leopards go into their summer program, they are some new faces on the coaching staff.
The Lady Leopards had their first summer basketball outing at Broken Bow June 3. De Queen played Eagletown and Hugo in very informal games. DHS had more athleticism than Eagletown, but was well matched with Hugo.
De Queen Rotary Club held their annual baseball cookout on May 21. Most years, Rotary sponsors baseball teams in all age brackets of the Pee Wee league. This year's team consisted of 9 and 10 years old players. Head coach is Cathy Day. Approximately 50 people attended the cookout including p…
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
All conference and all state players have been announced at De Queen High School.
The Horatio junior trap team finished 13th of 103 teams at the South Region Junior Division competition at Jacksonville and qualified for the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program State Championship.
Four Horatio players were named to the all-conference softball team. They include: Madison Olvey, Kaylee Watts, Lyndsi Cornish, Aubry Banhart and Maddie Rivas.
The De Queen trap shooting team had its best ever regional performance. With a team score of 206, the team missed qualifying for state by 11 points.
School is out for the summer, but basketball goes on. Area schools have busy round ball schedules over the summer.
DHS 2021 All- American Cheerleaders — Front row (left to right): Ale Rodriguez, Wendy Victoriano, Alle Williamson, Laura Figueroa. Back row: Kenlee Ward, Karlie Turner, Zoë Helms, Jaide Tatum, Alexa Monroy, Brittany Hernandez.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Luke Bright of Horatio signs a letter of intent to play basketball at UA- Cossatot. He is pictured with Colt coach Robert Byrd and parents Kevin and Pam Bright.
Belle Lindsey of De Queen set a school record for the heptathlon which was contested May 19-20 at Ramsey Junior High School in Fayetteville.
BENTON — It was not the Leopards’ day. De Queen fell to Valley View 3-1 in the finals of the class AAAA boys soccer tournament May 22.
The Leopards did not get the one more win they wanted. In a clash of schools from diametrically opposite areas of the state, De Queen lost to Valley View in the finals of the AAAA state soccer tournament. Few would deny the best two teams in the classification reached the final.
Horatio head coach Lantz Castleman will go into his second season with the Lions with no spring practices.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
HARRISON — The Lady Leopards came up a game short of the state tournament finals. In the worst draw of the conference, they lost 3-2 at Harrison to Harrison.
HARRISON — The De Queen boys reached the finals of the class AAAA soccer tournament with another close win over upstart Nashville in the May 5 semi-finals. The Leopards got past the Scrappers 2-1 in the fourth De Queen – Nashville meeting of the season.
One thing is certain about De Queen’s spring football practice. The Leopards have already accomplished more this year than last. Last spring’s off-season football drills were among the victims of the Covid 19 panic.
CARLISLE —The Horatio softball team was knocked out of the state class AA tournament by power hitting Tuckerman. Two pitchers combined for a no-hitter as THS won its 27th game of the season by 10-1.
CARLISLE — Horatio went out of the state AA baseball tournament with a second round loss to McCrory. The Jaguars broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 6-1 win.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
The Lady Leopards claimed the conference soccer crown by downing Robinson 4-2 at Leopard Stadium April 9.
It was the lowest scoring game in a while, but it did not matter to the Leopards. The De Queen boys soccer team captured the conference soccer tournament title with a 1-0 over Robinson at Leopard Stadium May 9.
On Saturday, May 1, the Legacy Academy senior and junior high track teams traveled to Farmington to compete in the Heartland Conference Athletic Association Championship track meet. Eighteen teams from across Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas participated in this meet. The weather was sunny wit…
Sunday, May 09, 2021
NASHVILLE — The 7AAAA conference track and field championships quickly turned into a De Queen-Nashville dual meet with some wild cards thrown in. In both boys and girls divisions everyone else was out of contention before half the events were contested.
De Queen’s soccer teams celebrated Senior Night with a pair of wins over Hope April 26.
Horatio’s softball team broke open a close game with six runs in the fifth inning to down Murfreesboro 8-2.
Leopard baseball season ended on a down note with a 3-0 loss to Bauxite.
HOT SPRINGS — The De Queen softball team hammered out 17 hits and swamped Fountain Lake 12-4 April 27 on its last road game of the season.
Thursday, May 06, 2021
Terry Anderson of UA Cossatot was named an NJCAA 2nd Team All American DII Player. Anderson was recognized as one of the top 20 players at the NJCAA D2 level nationally. He was also voted first-team All-Region (Region 2) and Co-MVP of Region 2 (Division 2). Anderson averaged 20.6ppg, 13.4rp…
Sunday, May 02, 2021
NASHVILLE — The De Queen teams finished second and third at the 7AAAA junior high track meet April 22.
Carson McKiever pitched a three inning no-hitter as Horatio mercy ruled Caddo Hills 17-0 April 20.
NASHVILLE — This year’s Coca Cola Relays at Nashville will be long remembered by all in attendance. The meet, which drew the top teams in classes 3A through 6A, began with the temperature in the mid 70s. Before it was over, it was 34 degrees cooler with a formidable north wind. De Queen was …
The De Queen soccer teams won both games from visiting Nashville April 19. One was a romp; one was a struggle.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The De Queen soccer teams held visiting Mena scoreless in both games April 13.
The Lady Leopards dropped a 10-3 non- conference game to visiting Magnolia April 12.
The De Queen girls placed third at Ashdown’s Domtar Relays April 15 with 97 points. Arkansas High had 137 and Magnolia 112.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
NASHVILLE — De Queen’s soccer teams easily won both matches at Nashville April 9.
The De Queen senior girls finished second in Nashville’s Scrapper Relays April ninth. Sprinter loaded Arkansas High scored 149 points. De Queen had 129. Lakeside scored 95, Nashville 85 and Lake Hamilton 72.
The De Queen baseball team took the lead with three runs in the second inning and defeated visiting Centerpoint 6-2 in an April 7 game.
De Queen’s softball team dropped two games on the road last week. The Lady Leopards lost a squeaker at Arkadelphia 7-6 April 9
DIERKS — The Outlaws broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the sixth inning to take a 7-3 win over Horatio in conference baseball April 9.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
UA Cossatot Colts and Lady Colts fell to ASU Mid-South on Tuesday, April 6 at West Memphis for their final games of the season.
All boys in grades 3 -11 at De Queen are invited to take part in Wednesday Night Lights at Leopard Stadium from 8:15 p.m to 8:52 p.m. every Wednesday in April.
Horatio’s baseball team won three of four in the first week of play following Spring break.
HOT SPRINGS — In the first meet after spring break De Queen track teams took fourth and fifth at Lakeside’s Ram Relays on April Fool’s Day.
The Leopards’ Tuesday matches with Arkadelphia were played under unusual conditions. With the demolition of the home side seating well under way, De Queen officials struggled to get the stadium in shape to play.
De Queen baseball resumed after Spring Break with three games in five days.
The De Queen softball team dropped two games in the week after Spring break.
Horatio’s Kaylee Watts pitches in the first inning of the Lady Lions’ clash with Murfreesboro. Watts gave up five hits and struck out nine batters in the 7-6 loss to MHS that went nine innings.
Named to the all-conference girls basketball team from Horatio were: Teresa Chavez, Mallori Marshall, Kaylee Watts and Emma Ray. Honorable mention were Cade Glasgow and Lauren Emerson.
The major renovation now in progress at Leopard Stadium is only one reason De Queen football coach Brad Chesshir is feeling optimistic. Another reason is the Leopards’ report cards for the first half of the spring weight training program.